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Thursday's Baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Oakland Athletics was postponed due to rain.

The two teams will play a double-header on Friday with game one starting at 3:10 pm CDT and the nightcap beginning at 7:10 pm CDT.
The Paducah Chiefs fought back after falling down by five runs in the third inning. The comeback fell just short though, in a 6-4 loss to the Henderson Flash on Thursday. 

Paducah scored four runs in the failed comeback on a ground out by Kevin Brenning in the third, a single by Reid Pope in the third, a double by Nick Shumaker in the fourth, and a single by Peyton Sockwell in the fourth. The Chiefs fell behind early in the loss. 

In the first inning, Henderson Flash got their offense started. Ryne Travis was hit by a pitch, driving in a run. The Flash scored on a single by Paul Haupt in the second inning. They also scored three runs in the second inning. Henderson Flash scored its runs on a single by Haupt.

Trey Congleton got the win for Henderson. He allowed one hit and zero runs over two and a third innings, striking out four and walking zero. Trevor Nicholson and Drew Behling entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Nicholson recorded the last six outs to earn the save for the Flash.

Stone Selby took the loss for the Chiefs. He surrendered four runs on four hits over two innings, striking out two.

Travis Hennessy started the game for Henderson Flash. He lasted three and two-thirds innings, allowing eight hits and four runs while striking out one.

Paducah racked up ten hits in the game. Sockwell, Brandon Kelly, and Blake Johnson each racked up multiple hits for the Chiefs. Sockwell led Paducah with three hits in five at bats. The Chiefs stole four bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Kelly led the way with two. Paducah was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Sockwell made the most plays with eight.

Henderson scattered 12 hits in the game. Haupt, Behling, Evan Keller, and Tyler Roberts all had multiple hits for the Flash. Haupt went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Henderson in hits.
Brent Suter pitched seven strong innings, Manny Pina homered and the Milwaukee Brewers capitalized on a season-high four errors by St. Louis to beat the Cardinals 11-3 Thursday night.

Suter (8-4) retired 12 straight after Matt Carpenter's leadoff home run. He went a career-high seven innings for the second time this season and third overall. The left-hander limited the Cardinals to two runs and two hits with a walk and five strikeouts. He is 6-1 with a 3.12 ERA in his last seven starts.

Carlos Martinez (3-4) struggled in his fourth start since returning from the disabled list (right lat strain). He allowed seven runs — five earned — on eight hits in four innings with two walks, three strikeouts and two wild pitches. The right-hander is 0-2 with an 8.10 ERA since being activated on June 4.

Milwaukee went ahead 2-1 in the first and never looked back.

Left fielder Marcell Ozuna tracked Jesus Aguilar's towering fly and climbed the wall in anticipation of making a home run-saving catch. The ball hit the padding behind and below Ozuna and bounced away as two runs scored for Milwaukee.

Fielding and throwing errors in the third helped the Brewers tack on two unearned runs.

Lorenzo Cain reached on Carpenter's fielding error at third base and scored on Travis Shaw's double. Shaw advanced on a wild pitch and then raced home when Martinez lost the grip on the ball as he threw toward the plate and it squirted toward the third base line.

The Brewers broke it open in the fourth on a home run by Pina, a run-scoring single by Cain and a sacrifice fly by Shaw.

Milwaukee added three unearned runs in the seventh aided by a fielding and throwing error by second baseman Jedd Gyorko.

Yadier Molina was hit by a pitch and scored on a double by Yairo Munoz in the fifth. Munoz had a run-scoring base hit in the ninth.

Carpenter hit the first pitch from Suter for his 17th leadoff home run and second of the season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: RHP Michael Wacha (left oblique strain) was placed on the 10-day disabled list. RHP John Gant was recalled from Triple-A Memphis for the third time this season.

Brewers: Cain came out in the top of the fifth with a right hamstring cramp. He hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth before exiting in what the team called a precautionary move. . OF Ryan Braun had a cryotherapy injection in his troublesome right thumb Wednesday in Los Angeles. It's the first time this season and fifth overall that he's undergone the procedure to freeze the nerve. He did not play.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (3-2, 2.66 ERA) makes his third career start against the Brewers and second at Miller Park, where he made his major league debut on April 3, striking out nine in a 5-4 loss. He was optioned to the minors the next day to make roster room for RHP Adam Wainwright.

Brewers: RHP Junior Guerra (3-5, 2.89) makes his 14th start of the season and third against the Cardinals. He is 2-2 with a 3.82 ERA in six career starts vs. St. Louis, including 1-0 in two starts this season.
The Memphis Grizzlies have selected forward Jaren Jackson Jr. of Michigan State with the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft.

Despite reports the Grizzlies might trade out of the franchise's first lottery pick since 2010, Memphis stayed put Thursday night and selected Jackson immediately after the Atlanta Hawks selected Luka Doncic.

In his lone year at Michigan State, the forward averaged 10.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game. Jackson has good defensive skills with quickness that allows him to keep pace with smaller players.

The fourth pick was the highest for the Memphis franchise since picking Hasheem Thabeet with the second overall pick in 2009. The previous time the Grizzlies had the fourth overall pick was in 2007 when they chose point guard Mike Conley from Ohio State.

"Now, I'm a Memphis Grizzly," Jackson said in an interview after the selection. "That's crazy. I'm really happy. I'm so happy."

Standing alongside the new Grizzly were his father, Jaren Jackson Sr., a former NBA player and coach, and his mother, Terri, who was wearing a championship ring from Jackson's time with the San Antonio Spurs.

The Grizzlies also had the 32nd overall pick in the second round.

Jackson joins a franchise coming off its worst season in almost a decade that featured a coach firing with J.B. Bickerstaff given the job May 1 for good after replacing David Fizdale in late November. With a rash of injuries, the Grizzlies went only a 22-60 for the second-worst record in the NBA behind Phoenix and snapped Memphis' streak of seven straight postseason appearances.

The poor record didn't help Memphis in the lottery drawing with the Grizzlies landing in the fourth spot. Still, it was the first time the Grizzlies had a lottery pick since selecting Xavier Henry out of Kansas with the 12th overall pick. The choice of Henry was part of run of unproductive choices for Memphis over the years.

Owner Robert Pera predicted last week that with the right pick — someone to complement Conley and center Marc Gasol — Memphis could consider a 50-win season.

Conley welcomed Jackson to Memphis on Twitter soon after the selection.
Jesse Winker hit his first career grand slam during a big sixth-inning rally Thursday night, putting Matt Harvey in line for his second win for the Cincinnati Reds, 6-2 over the Chicago Cubs.

The Reds sent 11 batters to the plate and scored six times in the sixth, matching their biggest inning of the season. Kyle Hendricks (5-7) walked three to set up the two-out rally, including Eugenio Suarez with the bases loaded. Hendricks has equaled his career high with four walks in each of his last two starts.

Winker connected on the second pitch from left-hander Randy Rosario, who hadn't allowed a homer this season. The Reds' sixth grand slam of the season moved them into a tie with Boston for most in the majors.

Billy Hamilton walked, stole a base, scored and singled home the final run during the rally.

Harvey (2-5) went six innings for his first victory since May 22, allowing five hits, including Javier Baez's two-run double. He'd lost his last three decisions with the Reds, who got him from the Mets for catcher Devin Mesoraco in a deal on May 8. Harvey plunked Kris Bryant on the left hand and Anthony Rizzo on the left shin in the third inning, but both remained in the game. 

Baez's two-run double was his fourth extra-base hit in the last two games.

Amir Garrett relieved and fanned Rizzo on three pitches to end a bases-loaded threat in the seventh. Jared Hughes pitched out of a two-on jam in the eighth and finished for his fifth save in six chances.

The Reds have won four straight, their second-best streak of the season. They took six in a row from May 8-13.

ROSTER MOVES

The Reds put outfielder Scott Schebler on the bereavement list, optioned struggling left-handed reliever Wandy Peralta to Triple-A Louisville, and called up outfielder Phillip Ervin and left-hander Kyle Crockett. They also released catcher Tony Cruz.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: Yu Darvish felt good a day after throwing 50 pitches in a simulated game, manager Joe Maddon said. He could begin a rehab assignment soon. Darvish has been sidelined since May 23 because of tendinitis in his right triceps. ... Left-handed reliever Brian Duensing could rejoin the team Friday. He's been on bereavement leave following his grandfather's death.

UP NEXT

Cubs: Jose Quintana (6-5) started at Great American Ball Park on May 19 and allowed just one hit in seven innings of a 10-0 win. He's 2-0 in three career starts against the Reds. The left-hander has been much better on the road this season: 2.78 ERA in eight starts compared to a 6.00 ERA in six starts at Wrigley Field.

Reds: Luis Castillo (4-8) has lost his last four starts, allowing 16 earned runs in 20 2/3 innings. One of his best starts came against the Cubs on May 19, when he gave up one run in five innings of a 5-4 victory.